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of the newtown tragedy. this past week president obama had a pack. today thousands rallied in cities across the country to mark gun appreciation day. >> we need to enforce the laws we have. >> reporter: immigration reform is also high on the president's list. analysts say in order to get his agenda through, mr. obama will have to act quickly. >> but i think most experts in washington believe that realistically, if the president wants to accomplish big things in his second term he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc news, the white house. >>> for now i'm joined by david gregory, mott raider of "meet the press." the honeymoon doesn't happen in the second term but is there a reset point? >> the president was popular in the re-election, he was in a difficult fiscal cliff negotiation where he got the tax increases he wanted. the democrats arenited but he faces such quick battles particularly over the debt and over gun legislation that he'd like to pursue, there isn't much of a reset, not much of a honeymoon because there's a carryover of toxic atmosphere in washingto
it, they're now accusing president obama of using his position as president to lead the country. the horror! >> i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing and we're going to make sure it doesn't happen. >> we've completely lost our checks and balances. the congress needs to hold the president accountable for the decisions he's making right now. >> as i said before, i'm going to arm all of my deputies. a month ago, i said that before this, with automatic weapons and semi-automatic weapons. we're going to be able to fight back. i don't care what they say from washington. >> jennifer: actually, think about the demographic politics of the last election. what do all of the broad array of critics not just those ones but what do they have in common? aside from the obvious -- they're all white. they're all male. now, of course, not every white male thinks the same way that they do. but it is notable that this virulent anti-regulation bunch the folks who have been the first shakers not just rush limbaugh, but the folks in congress too they're made up of
in the neighboring african country in mali . president obama, the words sounded like a preview. we will continue to work with our partners, to combat the scourge of terrorism in that region. more to come, harris. >> you answered my second part of the question of what happens now. we look forward to hearing. >>> and jerl sits next to mali. the pentagon answered calls from france to help fight. but now african leaders france wants them to fight to take over for the french forces to root out terrorist in mali, it seems like they need money, plan ammunition among them. the u.s. has been giving intelience information and logistical support to the french. the french war planes are bombing the rebel bases. the intervention started last week. >> here at home debate over gun control heating up. second for -- support for the second amendment. pro gun groups are urging americans to show up at gun stores and ranges to show support for gun ownership. brand new fox polling show overwhelming support. the last fox news poll only 28 percent of the people believe that banning crimes would reduce croim. 58 percent
the country and around the globe. seven americans taken hostage by terrorist yesterday in algeria. things getting scary in that part of the world. here at home, poor president obama can't win for losing. yesterday he was slammed by critics for inviting four kids from around the country to join him on stage as he talked about his proposals for gun control. in other words it's okay to mow down 20 first graders in newtown, connecticut but it's not okay to invite four kids to the white house to talk about how to keep them safe from guns. these people are nuts! all right. more about that and a whole lot more. but first here we go. the latest, today's current news update lisa ferguson standing by out in los angeles. early good morning to you lisa. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. 23 executive actions and a big to do list for congress all in the works now after president obama's announcement yesterday on the future of gun control. not surprisingly, not everyone so keen on what the president had to say yesterday. some republican state legislators have their own plan and that is to secede from
's been an american hero. he's sacrificed a lot for his country. i almost-- he votes for obama twice. i don't know how anybody that identifies himself as a conservative can say that they're still a republican and vote for obama? >> most liberal president we've had, you know, modern history. what's your reaction to this? >> well, i'm also greatly saddened. i've been a supporter, my father, roy ennis and i, our organization have been great boosters and supporters of general powell in the past, and he is an american hero, and we've been proud of him in the past and we're not proud of him in this occasion, and i think that clearly general powell is out of the mainstream with the republican party and unfortunately, i mean, look, you can have a different point of view and a different point of view and still be in the same party, but to inject the race card, which by the way, he's been a victim of in the past. >> sean: that's true. >> he's been called, he's been called a house negro by harry belafonte because he worked for the administration. for general powell to inject the same type of race
. >> and in his press conference, president obama quoted speaker john boehner from 2011. >> that would be a financial disaster, not only for our country but for the worldwide economy. i don't think it is a question that is even on the table. >> and the last question of his press conference, the president was asked if he may be more successful with some of the nuts you just heard from if he spent more quality time with them. >> you and your staff are too insular, that you don't socialize enough. >> this, of course, is one of the great myths of governing, that intractable problems, political problems, can somehow be solved over a card game and a couple of drinks. that has never, ever been the case nor will it ever be the case. >> i like speaker boehner personally. and you know, when we went out and played golf we had a great time. but that didn't get a deal done in 2011. >> the president actually had to remind the media that congressional behavior is the result of democracy. >> now if the american people feel strongly about these issues and they push hard and they reward, or don't reward
here in "the war room." have a great night. >> obama: let's do the right thing for them and this country that we love so much. thank you. let's sign these orders. >> all right very emotional appeal. we'll talk about that in a minute. plus yours truly in an ad for the nra of all things. brilliant idea that these lunatics had let's put more guns in school. wow, you got me on that. >> the media speaks for elites. america speaks for itself. >> cenk: i speak for the elites? i don't think they watch the show. they can start watching right now because it's go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> obama: we've got an obligation to try. >> the president today signed 23 executive orders. >> obama uses kids as human shields. >> some republicans say the white house effort is misguided. >> we're talking about gun safety and reducing gun violence not begun control. >> what republicans are upset mostly is stopping the legislation. >> he wants to go big on this. >> thethe national rifle association released a video. >> the national rifle association came out swinging. >> put more guns in sch
, tucker? i mean, 30% of the country believes that barack obama-- 36 believes he's hiding something about his background and early life and it's not all republicans. >> right. >> megyn: and the amount of independents also believe that. >> the same poll showed 36% of democrat think that bush was part of the 9/11 conspiracy theory. it's a complicated world and people use the theories to explain it when they don't understand it. the real mystery is not where obama is from, who cares, it's the motives in doing the things he does, so he says obamacare would reduce health care cost, it doesn't. raising taxes on the rich would balance the budget, it didn't. banning rifles with certain cosmetic features will prevent shootings, that's not true. and the real question is his motives and stated reasons don't make sense. people have a right to have answer and i don't know what it is. >> megyn: is it because he was born in kenya, a muslim, or the ability for like the bill clinton did, to break through and say i was born in hawaii. >> he is a different kind of president than we've ever seen. he's an afr
had more women in his cabinet than any other governor in the country, and yet, barack obama viciously attacked him and tried to say that somehow republicans are morally flawed because they don't like women. well, right now, this president has a major problem. none of those four-- these are major appointees that he has announced and none of them are women, and he's not -- we've got these pictures coming out of obama surrounded by white men. i've got them all over my website, it's hysterical and then they throw up a few with a few women, you know, conspicuously placed around him. this president is happy to claim to support women when it serves his political purposes. >> sean: and penny, i'm quoting women within his administration and kate is quoting women within the administration and charlie rangel is not a conservative, as a registered conservative-- and you're dismissing these comments? >> no, i'm not going to take anything away from janet napolitano, i think that's a very important position. second-- >> one, but that came after the criticism. >> no, it didn't. it came from the first
, as president obama prepares to announce his sweeping plan to curb gun violence tomorrow, across the country millions have already rushed out to buy a record number of new guns. and one man who thinks that's a very good thing, radio shock jock alex jones. he made national headlines last week with a fiery pro-gun tirade that quickly went viral, and that's not all he's got to say. here is abc's dan harris. >> reporter: are you for hitler or against hitler? whatever they say is the opposite. they never tell the truth. >> reporter: tonight as millions of americans worry about the government taking away their guns, this man, alex jones, is pushing a lot of buttons. >> and i'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. we will not relinquish them. do you understand? >> reporter: when alex jones went on cnn's piers morgan to discuss gun control in the wake of the sandy hook massacre -- >> you're a hatchet man of the new world order. >> reporter: he created a sensation. this video went massively viral. >> you think you're a tough guy? have me back with a boxing ring
in the country. >> that's not what he said. what hank johnson said, they still can't get over that obama is black, that's what he said. that's race baiting. >> i agree with you, i agree with you, sean, i don't think it's legitimate argument to make and in his mind a lot of southerners-- 60% of white people didn't vote for obama and i think that the south that-- >> david limbaugh i'm tired of this country being led by the president, being divided along racial lines, rich versus poor, black versus white, old versus young. this president is the most divisive president in history and of course, we hear from his party almost daily now. and maybe they don't know the campaign's over. >> you know, hank johnson said he can't get over, we can't get over that he's black. i can't get over that he's a marxist, you know, this constant usage of liberals and obama of the race card is damaging race relations, it's damaging minorities, it's damaging blacks. i can tick off 17 examples of obama's exploittation of race and had them in both of my books and have them if you want to waste the time going into it. but thi
obama say this was because of race? he said that there's too much-- he's healing in this country and you look in connecticut those were overwhelmingly white children. >> he's got his mignons out doing it for him. he went to minorities in the 2010 and 2012 campaigns and appealed on the basis of race, told them to get out there. eric holder said that we were cowards on race. obama continues to talk about injecting race into all aspects when he talks about bitter clingers, he suggested that we had antipathy for people who don't look like us. he said if he had a kid, he would look like trayvon martin, and all race on the brain. >> david, a man of your intellect, david, you're way off in the weeds and last touch with the argument i'm making to you, you can see the carnage in the black community at a tremendously high rate on a-- >> and look at the president and black on black crime then instead of exploiting children. >> david you say because it's black on black crime it's powerful. >> what? i said you ought to be focused on it, you ought to be focused on it it. >> sean: let's focus on puttin
for change across the country. of the -- everybody that is on the obama e-mail list, we did -- we asked some questions after the election. what do you want to do? how do you want to affect change? we're not done yet. they're not done yet. organizing for action will be a very effective tool. to organize people all over the country. for the president's agenda, to move us forward, whether it's gun control, to protect our children, whether it's climate change, whether it's immigration reform, whether it's to protect our economy and continue going forward for the middle class. these are things that people voteded for, and they want to keep working on them, and also train the next generation of organizers. so, you know, we've seen what this organization can do in the past, and your comment about whether it's just organizing democrats or whether it will impact republicans. when this group has been called to action all over the country, it has affected change in washington d.c. we kept middle class taxes low. we insured that every working family across the country had a little bit more money in thei
information on labels of violent video games as for the rush in many parts of therms country to buy firearms congress may ban, mr. obama blamed fears of government overreach. >> part of the challenge that weth confront is that even the slightest hint of some sensible, responsible legislation in this area fans this notion that somehow here it comes and that everybody's guns are going to beo taken away. >> reporter: mr. obama said if congress does not act he can achieve some of these goal us there executive order. but, scott, the only area the president talked about that wasso improved tracing at the federal level of guns sold to or stolen by criminals. maj >> pelley: major, thank you, the government could hit itst borrowing limit again as soon as mid-february. earlier, at that white house news conference, the president called on congress to raise the debt ceiling so the country can pay its bills. >> we have to do something sensible and we shouldn't be doing this on a one to three- month time frame. why would we do that? this is the united states ofajor america, major.in we can't manage our a
that previous presidents did. what distinguishes what president obama did today is the breath of policy changes that he enacted. and, yes, on some access to some specific types of fire power in this country. but that is just one part of this very broad-based package of things. that is ground breaking today. it is the beth of what he has proposed. it is that he has gone wider than any other president, not that he has gone farther than any other president toward restricting certain guns, he has gone wider. now, many of the actions are being denounced as tyranny but they are reminding relevant stake holders in the country about laws that already exist. president will send an open letter to licensed gun dealers giving them guidance on how best to facility back grouchbd checks, if they choose to. the department of health and human services will provide a letter making sure that everyone knows that under existing law, mental health professionals can report people who may pose a direct and credible threat of violence. one of the president's axzs calls for a letter to remind everybody of that existing
a difference? >> i doubt it. president obama won 51 percent of the vote a clear victory, but it is not as if the country is overwhelmingly on his side on all the issues. the way he handled gun control, the issue he did not expect to deal with and he put it first, understandably, i suppose, but he did not privately meet with republicans including republican moderates. there are plenty of republicans who are in between the most hard-line second amendment position and president obama's position. if you were johnson or bill clinton you would have private meetings or ask your chief staff or others to have private meetings with republican members and say, what can we do? what can we agree on? no. they have this task force that is entirely testimony of all the people on his side, the n.r.a. comes in for 20 minutes and he announced the gun control, he does 23 executive orders and has a list of legislation. there is not much evidence that he wants to or knows how to try to co-op the republicans. >>bret: the moody -- bloody end to the algerian hostage stand off. >>bret: the smoke
and they lost horribly in wisconsin. and we saw that across the country. and certainly, with that horrible ad that they released last night, you really see the effects of living in the fever swamp of anti-obama hatred and paranoia. they don't understand the protectiveness and love that people have for sascha and malea. and that kind of reaction carries the day. it really doesn't anymore. but they're not done yet. so i think congressman moran is right to talk about the past. the prent might be changing in the future. >> i think one of the things that is changing the president, i watched today as the president talked about gracie mcdonald. a 7-year-old whof was killed in newtown. her parents were sitting there in the front as the president made the announcement today. and the president talked about meeting them. watch this. >> chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting, i think about grace. and i think about the life that she lived. and the life that lay ahead of her. and, most of all, i thi
, along with the drone, fast deployment special force teams are at ready, they're not in country yet and president obama has been speaking to algerian sources and speaking to the u.k. prime minister cameron as well as the french prime minister hollande and people in washington are asking for clarity, here in london, they are nervous and getting late word from the japanese government that they want a stop to this operation immediately. all of this, a response, according to the militants, that french-led assault in the neighboring mali against rebel militants there, and the french troops are on the ground now, staging an assault now, asking for the u.s. help. the u.s. is considering, but u.s., eyes, got to tell you, megyn, all on algeria. those reports, some hostages , but no americans have been mentioned, and some hostages and some captors could be dead and the latest word is that this algerian army operation with the whole international community watching on the sidelines, is on going, back to you. >> megyn: wow, greg, thank you. it's believed a well-known terror leader is behind it,
to this country, the first latino and first openly gay poet. today, we spoke to him about his connection to president obama and here's part of what he had to say, in his own word tos. >> the connection to the inaugu theme of future to me symbolizes the salt of the earth that was my family. you know that their hard work that we are all in this together, that it takes -- it takes a village kind of feeling. and so, the thing i identified by a lot. part of the life story that always resonated with me. i can imagine him as a child sort of having to negotiate some very important cultural questions as well as i have had as a cuban-american and that whole question of where do i belong? you know, what's home? the sense of the support of the family and you that idea that our parents always wanted us, my brother and i, to always do better than them. i will never forget that speech at the con investigation are we are one america and that made me feel so much like i was one of those one. and even though my work has been specifically about -- about my family, it's really about some very basic universa
in europe and other francophone countries. if that isn't a concern, i don't know what is. >> reporter: a spokesman called the attack let obama administration for the conflict in the mali. french military forces have intervened to stop militants from taking over mali and making it a terrorist base. rohit kachroo is the only american network correspondent reporting from mali. >> people here have been flying the french flag to celebrate the military intervention. overwhelmingly, they want the islamists gone, and they welcome the operation to save them from life under an oppressive regime. >> reporter: tonight, france continues to press ahead in mali, bringing in more troops. the hostage drama in algeria is a reminder that islamic extremism knows no borders. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >>> again, we know americans were among the hostages. the question is, was the u.s. military involved in the mission to free them and kill their captors. jim miklashevski covers the pentagon. he's with us from there tonight. jim, good evening. >> reporter: brian, from the very beginning, the u.s. of
away this man's guns. >> there is myth around gun control in this country. >> if anything real gets done about guns, it will be because of victims' groups. >> is president obama prepared to go it alone if congress won't crack down on guns? >> the national rifle association has opened a new line of attack against president obama today. this time using his daughters. >> are the presidents' kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitest hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> the nra suffered a big loss in new york today with governor andrew cuomo signing into law the toughest gun control legislation in the country, strengthening the state's existing assault weapons ban. >> going to put rules in place that actually protect innocent people in society. that is what the state of new york is doing today. and it says common sense can win. and good people can win. and yo
in the country, and even he is saying well, i'm undecided. if he says he's undecided how much chance does obama and biden have of passing it through the senate. >> that's where the politics comes back. all senators up for 2014, the politics is sometimes so much more powerful, it makes you think of term limits. you see how the president is going hard at some issues when he doesn't have to run again it would be nice to see some of these senators do the same thing. >> lawmakers in illinois are trying to pass same-sex marriage but the catholic church doesn't want to have anything to do with it. >> we're here because we want to make sure that this goes through this year. >> it's not fair and we deserve fairness and we deserve equality in this state. analysis. the presidential inauguration this monday morning at 10 eastern only on current tv. the natural energy of peanuts and delicious, soft caramel. to fill you up and keep you moving, whatever your moves. payday. fill up and go! >> welcome back to the "young turks." anna and chicago with you. lawmakers in illinois were set to vote on same-sex marr
the current value at $294 million, that's a 7% increase since the obamas moved in. meantime, two high profile obama supporters will miss the inauguration on monday. both oprah and george clooney will be out of the country according to their reps. however, no shortage of celebs monday. beyonce singing "the national anthem." katy perry, steve ri wonder are just a few of the big names to be there. nbc will have coverage beginning at 5:30 a.m. with a special edition of "morning joe" and i will be live along the parade route for msnbc and nbc. those are the things we thought you should know. >>> and time now for the "gut check." as president obama heads in to the second term, our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll found 43% of americans are optimistic about the next four years. 22% have mixed feelings. what's your gut tell you? how much hope and optimism do you have about the next four years? cast that vote and take a look at what you're saying about yesterday's "gus check." do you believe manti te'o's story he was the victim of a cruel hoax about a dead girlfriend that never existed? 16% say
. i want everybody to understand i came from a different country and i love this country i served the military and came out and became a cop. what i want everybody to know and want president obama to know, i feel like our country is divided. we need to come together as one. i get to talk to kids. the lady, the mother of that evil kid that shot those kids should have had enough common sense to think, hey, you know what i should be a responsible gun owner and take these guns and lock them out. out of the house and what i want people to remember is our flag is made out of the blood of patriots, do not give up your rights because when you give up your rights you're going to fight with blood to get the rights back. and that second amendment has given us every other amendment and as a sportsman, as a cop, guns are not the problem. we need to become a better country, need to become better parents and responsible. if we're responsible americans, human beings with our case, this country with be greater. >> i want to apologize we didn't get to hear from everybody tonight. i promise we will
's listen. >> obama: i want to be clear about this. the debt cereal something not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. the issue here is whether or not america pays it's bills. we are not a debt-deep nation. >> cenk: i like it. now normally i say it should have been stronger, but it was pretty strong and he made his point very good. it continues. >> obama: this is not an implicatedcomplicateed subject. you don't go out to dinner, eat all your want, and then leave without paying the check. if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way that the american people do. >> cenk: i like it, man. i do. that's exactly right analogy. you know, of course, i'd go further, but i would every time, right? i'd say listen, the republicans spent this money. they spent it in tax cuts for billionaires and millionaires, they spent it in the iraq war afghanistan, the great majority of this money was spent by george w. bush. now
reasonable that the country will agree with as a condition for raising the debt. not for eliminating deficit. it could be balanced budget amendment. don't stop the checks. they are asking obama instead of 40 cents off the dollar but cut a cent or two off the borrowing and we'll raise the debt ceiling. he is saying if you do anything, you are going to stick to default. i would channel him on that. >> the future of gun control from this administration ahead of recommendations out tomorrow by the vice president. that's next. my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that explains a lot. yo,
legislation that will make this country safer? >> well, clearly what happened with sandy and frankly what happened with every sort of other sort of flash point over the last two years is that president obama engaged public opinion. he did it with student loans, he did it with hurricane sandy, he did it with the fiscal cliff. they obviously originated measures in the senate. because the house right now because of that dysfunctional caucus, the republican caucus is incapable of originating anything that has a prayer of becoming law. and that we used that process to basically shake those votes loose. of those individuals who again, i have talked to numbers of republicans privately in the wake of newtown who care about this. you know, there really are people on the other side of my aisle who i think we can work with this on this. and again, common sense measures about making existing laws work which is essentially what the president did today with his executive orders. and looking at orders that those in my district says they can support. limiting the size of clips, strengthening the backgrou
years ago, i will say in the air and certainly in temperatures of temperature, but certainly the obama administration that hopes maybe coming out of some of the celebration still in the air here they'll start or try to bring the country together. you mentioned that vice-president biden will be going first, in just a few moments, justice sonia sotomayor will swear him in and he and the president will be at arlington national cemetery laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown and in the blue room hine me on the aren't side because the constitution says he needs to be sworn in on january 20th and the ceremonial stuff will happen on the capitol west front tomorrow. some of the celebration started yesterday, a children's inaugural ball the first lady went to along with dr. jill biden and trying to get folks involved this and also the president and first lady participating in a day of service, they participated in a project here, service project here in washington d.c. and they had a lot of cabinet members, the vice-president and others doing that as well and when the president had a chance to
of his first presidential term, president obama went on offense warning republicans not to play politics with the debt ceiling. here is some of what he had to say. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. markets could go haywire, interest rates would spike for anybody who borrows money, every homeowner with a mortgage. it would be a self-inflicted wound on the economy. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> well, the president has got to get past the debt ceiling in order to achieve his second term agenda, but how does he do it when some republicans are threatening shutdown? chuck todd and howard fineman. chuck, you know, i get the sense i was listening to the late
care in this country. peter doocy, thank you very much. let's continue now, gun control is just one item on what is shaping up to be, what some say a very ambitious agenda for president obama's second term. the president of course, sworn in a week from today in a private ceremony, the public inauguration a week from tomorrow, from cabinet positions to the debt ceiling, and immigration reform. jennifer griffin takes a look at the president's agenda ahead. >> harris, first there will be the confirmation battle, some will be bruising, none more so than the president's pick for defense secretary, chuck hagel. those hearings could start as early as this week we're told by senate sources and the white house mounted a vigorous defense and hagel says his record on israel, iran and gays in the military has been distorted and the senate armed services committee, kelly ayotte says what worries her most is the reaction from iran. >> what i want to make sure is that iran is actually not hopeful, but they're fearful, as r ult of our nominee from the secretary of perspective. >> former chairman of
of people from other parts of the country and not let this stuff come up for a vote? >> what do you think the white house's assessment is of that what you just laid out? what do you expect from president obama tomorrow in terms of a balance between things he can do himself and things he would need congress to do? >> well, he is going to do as much as he can to enforce existing law and do things through executive orders. no, the gun owners don't have to fear he is not going to take guns away through executive orders. it's that fear, that paranoia being spread by the nra and others. but he is going to take executive action. but i think he is going to propose a very robust plan from everything i hear, including an assault weapons ban. that seems to be the measure that has the most difficulty. one of the things i think they're going to propose, by the way, is to make it a lot easier to collect data on gun violence, on people who die in violence. the nra has blocked even the collection of data. so we can't know what is going on. so we can't come up with the right solutions. i hope that is part
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